Views of Olympic National Park, Washington

The vistas of Olympic National Park are spectacular. We spent two days walking around Olympic National Park in Washington. It's spectacular for several reasons, but unusual because of the various eco systems it [...]

Why You Should Travel to Cuba

One good reason to travel to Cuba, if you're an old car buff. What could be better than taking a ride in an 1950s American car? Should I travel to Cuba? Should I [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:15:48+00:00February 3, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Caribbean, Cuba, Nature and Wildlife, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |16 Comments

2017: The Year in Photos

The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only one we hadn't been to [...]

Jumping into Salta, Argentina

Light spring foliage in the Huaico Reserve makes it easier to spot birds–but not any easier to photograph them. When you think of Argentina, chances are Salta isn’t the first city to come [...]

By |2017-12-11T10:46:35+00:00December 7, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, National Parks, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: |1 Comment

Visiting Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Sensations

Kris and Tom at the end of the world. With its back to the world, the town of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of Argentina casts its [...]

By |2017-12-04T18:35:41+00:00December 4, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, National Parks, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: , |1 Comment

Japanese Beetles, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ok, this is not exactly travel photography. But it is sort of landscape photography. If the landscape is the potted plants hanging on the porch rail outside my apartment. And, hey, they're Japanese beetles. And [...]

A Land-Based Visit to the Galapagos

Sierra Negra Volcano on Isla Isabela, Galapagos, last erupted in 2005. The caldera is over 110 square kilometers and just beginning to show new volunteer plants. The Galapagos Islands’ main draw is the [...]

By |2017-11-28T21:03:49+00:00July 28, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Ecuador, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: |15 Comments

Tips for Capturing Great Wildlife Photography on an African Safari

Susan Portnoy's spectacular photography and expert advice will inspire, whether you are shooting close to home or on safari.

By |2018-11-08T21:01:25+00:00July 17, 2017|Categories: Africa, Nature and Wildlife, Photo Tips, South Africa|13 Comments

Sea Lion, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos, Ecuador

One thing you learn right away is that sea lions are everywhere in the Galápagos. Sitting on the park benches, climbed onto boats moored in the harbor, on the steps down to boat pier, on [...]

Giant Tortoise, Isla Isabela, Galápagos, Ecuador

I don't think this guy has a name, like his predecessor Lonesome George, but he's enjoying the good life at the Tortoise Breeding Center on Isla Isabela in the Galápagos. One of the things we [...]